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Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

These pillowy soft Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are what sugar cookie dreams are made of. Easy to make & oh so sweet & delicious! You’ll love these cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Servings 48 cookies



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter – softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour For even fluffier cookies- use cake flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt


  • 1/2 cup butter – softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • OPT toppings – holiday sprinkles, M&M’s or nuts


  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a small bowl & SIFT WELL. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter & sugar. Beat on high until light & fluffy.
  • Add in sour cream, eggs & vanilla & beat until combined.
  • Lower the mixer to the lowest speed & slowly beat in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours, but it is best to chill overnight.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment & set aside.
  • Measure 3 tbsp of dough per cookie & use your hands to roll the dough into smooth balls of dough.
  • Place on the prepared cookie sheet leaving 1″ spacing between cookies.
  • Use the bottom of a glass to SLIGHTLY flatten each ball of dough.
  • Bake 11-12 minutes – the cookies will look under-baked.
  • Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  • Once the cookies have cooled to room temperature, they are ready for decorating.

For the frosting

  • Beat the butter for about 30 seconds.
  • Slowly beat in confectioner’s sugar, one cup at a time & then the milk & vanilla.
  • Use a knife or offset spatula to spread the frosting over the tops of the cookies & then add desired sprinkles.